EVENT: UT Austin’s Coding Boot Camp Demo Day will feature nearly 50 job-ready, full-stack developers showcasing their final projects and portfolios to approximately 100 local employers.
WHEN: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12. (Free Food/Drinks)
WHERE: IBM Design Center, 11501 Burnet Road, Austin, Texas 78759
WHO MAY ATTEND: The event is open to registered guests and media.
Members of the media are asked to RSVP to Kathleen Mabley at 512-475-8658 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BACKGROUND: Potential employers will have a chance to meet and hire new graduates from the UT Austin Coding Boot Camp at Demo Day. Nearly 50 newly trained full-stack developers will be on hand to showcase their final projects and portfolios from the course.
The 24-week boot camp is a part of UT Austin’s Center for Professional Education and was launched during the spring to meet the city’s growing demand for well-trained developers. The intensive program builds skills for end-to-end web development from HTML and responsive design, to security and session storage to user authentication.
“The demand for these skills is significant,” says Stephen Walls, director of the TEXAS Extended Campus. “Students who graduate from this boot camp are prepared for junior developer jobs immediately. In addition to the hands-on skills, they are taught how to continue to learn when they are on the job. These career-focused certifications are an excellent supplement or alternative to a traditional undergraduate degree and give the university the ability to increase access to high-quality education.”
In its “Best Big Cities for Jobs in 2016,” Forbes ranked Austin sixth in the nation based on trends such as a 34 percent growth in the city’s information sector since 2010. Employer demand for developers is proved by the hundreds of jobs posted on key job sites for Austin-based positions.
More than 100 employers will be on hand to speak with students as part of the career support offered by the program.
As a part of UT Austin, the TEXAS Extended Campus draws upon the multiple strengths of the university to develop new programs and partnerships that serve learners in Austin and around the world. University faculty members, industry professionals and curriculum experts produce courses and programs for high school, college, professional and lifelong learners.